We want to explore what solidarity really means within our community, both right now and in looking to the future. We hope Homegrown can help nurture a sense of belonging, equality and balance, and through this, weave a new understanding of our own lives within our community. By exploring the values of open-heartedness, insight, perseverance and solidarity we aim to lay the ground for conversations on our future as a more equal, united and positive place.
But, there are questions contained within the idea of solidarity – are we truly united through this experience? Solidarity is defined as ‘unity’, ‘commonality’ and ‘friendship’, this suggests not only a common belief, but a sense of care for one another. The ‘new normal’ of life with COVID-19 and how, as a society we respond to it, has brought to the surface many questions of equality and social imbalance. Let’s be brave enough to tackle these questions and find answers together.